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#ForksOut: New Restaurants as of June 1, 2022

Any travel plans this summer? If there are business trips on your calendar, we recommend sneaking in some fun while you’re visiting a new city (or somewhere you haven’t been in a while). And, be sure to treat yourself and your colleagues to a few good meals. With our restaurant network continuing to expand, it won’t be hard to find a place to dine.

40 nationwide locations

Why is the food at Bad Daddy’s so darn good? This chain knows how to push culinary boundaries in all the best ways. We doubt your team will turn down some amber ale queso for sharing. But you might have difficulty deciding on one of their handcrafted burgers. Bad Daddy’s also offers several “giant” chopped salads that are supremely satisfying, sides that are anything but boring (truffle parmesan fries, anyone?), and a full bar.

1 additional location in Sugar Land, TX

If you’re not going to give people something special, why bother at all? That mantra makes Bar Louie, the “Original Gastrobar,” so perfect for business dining occasions. Besides a top-notch experience at each location, you can expect a comfortable atmosphere, chef-inspired menu, and refreshingly unique cocktails. Bring your team for happy hour Monday-Friday, or talk to your local Bar Louie location about planning your next private event.

1 additional location in Pooler, GA

What is “Boston-style” pizza? It is most closely described as Greek pizza—prepared in a pan, but thinner and lighter than Chicago deep dish. Once you get a taste, you’ll be glad Boston’s brought its famous gourmet pizza to the South. Its seasonally-updated menu has something for everyone, from unique flavor combinations like the Nashville Hot Chicken Pizza to wings, salads, and bowls. For a relaxed team lunch, dinner, or happy hour, don’t miss it.

3 locations in Washington

If you’re planning a trip to Washington’s South Sound Region (or lucky enough to work in the area), add Brewery City to your list of business dining destinations. Founded in 1982, this small chain is a local legend for a reason: its pizza has been voted “Best Pizza in the South Sound” for many years. Feeding a group? Brewery City offers a variety of crowd-pleasing salad and pasta party platters.

Bartlett, TN

We know we’re not the only ones excited that buffets are back! But this isn’t just any buffet: it’s special occasion-worthy. With over 100 items to choose from, including a generous salad bar, daily specials, and “Memphis’s Best Carving Station,” there’s something for everyone in your business dining party to enjoy. Since it’s all-you-can-eat, everyone’s sure to leave satisfied, too. Bringing food back to the office? Brickhouse also offers carry-out by the pound.

Tacoma, WA

There’s something about meeting at breakfast time that makes business meals so much more productive. Fortunately, at Burs, you can get breakfast all day. This landmark diner also offers classic comfort food for lunch, dinner, and a daily happy hour in the “Forrest Room” lounge — with a wide selection of cocktails and plenty of pull tabs. If you’re planning a casual offsite gathering, its 50-person dining room makes for a cozy setting.

1 additional location in Las Vegas, NV

Looking for a satisfying workday lunch? Now, you have one more Capriotti’s Sandwich Shop location to choose from! If you’ve never been to one of their 112 locations, just know that “The Bobbie” was voted “The Greatest Sandwich in America.” The chain also offers meatless versions of some of its famous subs, along with soups and salads. Be sure to check out Capriotti’s catering options, which include box lunches, party trays, and shareable salads.

Seattle, WA

Touted as the “quintessential neighborhood fish house,” Coastal Kitchen is much more than an oyster bar. Its seasonally-rotating menu features eclectic, coastal-inspired seafood dishes from around the globe. This Seattle mainstay also features a great patio space, three daily happy hours (!), and tons of weekly specials to satisfy your team’s taste buds. Reservations are available to make your business meal or team celebration run seamlessly.

92 locations in Illinois and Wisconsin

Founded in 1972, Cousins Subs has stayed true to its original mission to “Believe in Better.” It’s a difference you can taste in its deli fresh and grilled-to-order subs. There are also plenty of local flavors to be found on its menu, like Wisconsin cheese curds, mac ‘n cheese, and shakes. Perfect for on-the-go business lunches or catering, Cousins is also committed to giving back to local communities through its Make It Better Foundation.

Cordova, TN

When you’re craving something quick and satisfying, look no further than Danver’s. While Danver’s is a fast-food restaurant, its commitment to quality makes it an excellent choice for laid-back business meals. Its fresh-never-frozen, made-from-scratch menu features flame-broiled hamburgers, chicken tender baskets, and delicious seafood, along with a full salad bar. Catering is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner — for groups of up to 5,000!

Long Grove, IL

Patio season is officially in full swing at Enzo & Lucia Restaurante, one of Long Grove’s favorite upscale business dining destinations! Inspired by Italian family recipes from the “old country,” its menu features delectable regional specialties like risotto, fresh fish served whole, veal Marsala, and pasta made fresh daily. Whether you dine indoors or outdoors, the historical setting, soft music, and relaxing ambiance are sure to impress during your next meal or meeting.

Sugar Land, TX

Let your team build their own fajitas next time you’re catering for your office or business event! With Fajita Pete’s catering menu of hand-rolled tortillas, freshly-grilled meats and veggies, Mexican sides, dips, and more, you’re sure to earn plenty of brownie points with your team. Speaking of brownies, add some brownies, churro bites, or tres leches cheesecake to your order for a sweet treat. Frozen margarita delivery is even available at select locations.

4 additional locations in CO, MD, MI, UT

With an ever-expanding footprint and delicious menu, Firehouse Subs is a business dining staple for on-the-go lunches or easy catering. Select locations offer delivery, making it even more convenient to satisfy your team with platters and boxed lunches. Want to make it a bit more special? Add a platter of freshly-baked cookies and brownies. You can feel good knowing that the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation provides lifesaving equipment to first responders.

Nationwide Shipping

Want to make someone’s day? Here’s a business gift worth remembering: decadent, small-batch popcorn, pretzel, and nuts. Perfect for event “swag,” welcome packages, meetings, and client gifts, Funky Chunky’s packaging is customizable with your brand logo, colors, and even complimentary note cards. There’s just something about Funky Chunky’s salty-sweet flavor combinations that add something special to any occasion. Plus, there’s free shipping nationwide on orders over $75.

Crown Point, IN

Gelsosomo’s asks, “Why limit ‘happy’ to just an hour?” Make your next business outing a happy one with pizza voted “Best in the Region,” an impressive beer menu with plenty of local options, and fruity cocktails that’ll make a Monday night feel like a vacation. There are lots of starters, salads, and keto-friendly options to please everyone in your party. Plus, Gelsosomo’s offers a crowd-pleasing catering menu with pasta, wings, sides, and salads perfect for any business occasion.

23 locations in Colorado

When Colorado “health nuts” want to indulge, their first stop is Good Times. Why? It’s all about the all-natural, vegetarian-fed beef burgers free of added hormones, antibiotics or gluten. Visit next time you’re in town on business for a fast-food meal that still tastes special, and don’t miss their famous custard or Hatch Valley green chile cheese fries. Dog lovers will be happy to know that Good Times also supports several local animal shelters.

Tacoma, WA

If Tacoma Washington is in your upcoming travel plans, then you’re in luck. You can treat yourself and the team to Harvester Restaurant, a classic American family-style diner serving delicious old-fashioned breakfast and dinner choices with a full bar. We recommend some of their mimosa pitchers and stopping in for some weekday brunch with your team.

Tacoma, WA

Since 1970, Tacoma residents have flocked to The Hob Nob for delicious home-cooked meals, friendly service, and a relaxed, neighborly vibe. Open for your business dining needs during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, its generous portions of classic comfort food don’t disappoint. Crab-stuffed omelet, anyone? Locals also rave about the Bloody Mary, Eggs Benedict, and Chicken Fried Steak. Located just across the street from Wright Park, we recommend this cozy setting for your next “power breakfast.”

Richmond, VA

Looking for something a little different? Richmond’s JewFro is a Jewish/African deli by day and a culinary journey by night. After JewFro first started as a pop-up, it became so popular that it opened a permanent location. Some dishes are recognizably Jewish with an African influence, and others are the opposite, but all are “unapologetically soulful” and designed to push boundaries. This critically-acclaimed concept will surely be a hit during your next business meal.

Tacoma, WA

Serving the Proctor neighborhood Since 1938, Knapp’s is a laid-back, family-style restaurant with surprisingly fancy menu options perfect for feeding your “work family.” Besides diner classics like hearty omelets and sandwiches, you’ll find local specialties like Pan-Seared Pacific Rockfish on the menu. Open at 6 a.m. daily, Knapp’s is perfect for a working breakfast, satisfying lunch, and even happy hour in the lounge, which boasts the “Best Pour in Town.”

2 additional locations in California

For a business meal or catering option on the lighter side, look no further than Panini Kabob Grill. Featuring Mediterranean cuisine made from scratch daily with exceptional quality ingredients, its food satisfies the palette without the dreaded 2 p.m. “food coma.” Choose from meat or vegetarian proteins like salmon, chicken, and falafel, and enhance your meal with healthy sides like hummus, tzatziki, and fresh salads.

13 locations in California

Don’t let the name fool you: Polly’s is way more than pies. While it certainly doesn’t hurt that there are so many types of pie to choose from, there’s also an expansive selection for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that includes homestyle meals, burgers, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Polly’s hearty catering menu, offering breakfast, boxed lunches, or a delicious turkey dinner with all the fixings, is sure to please everyone at your next office gathering.

Fife, WA

There’s something about a diner that sets the tone for a relaxed, productive conversation. That’s exactly what you’ll get at Poodle Dog, a family-owned diner that has been a local landmark since 1933. There are reasons it’s stood the test of time, but excellent service and homestyle food top the list. Expect heaping portions of everything from breakfast platters to seafood baskets. It also offers delivery and has banquet rooms for 20 to 150 people.

Puyallup, WA

What’s behind the name “Powerhouse?” It’s the historic location, a building constructed in 1907 to supply electricity to the Interurban Electric Trolley that ran from Seattle to Olympia. Today, the brewpub is still buzzing with a different kind of energy: a friendly, fun vibe that makes it the perfect setting for a team happy hour. Serving up brewpub classics like nachos, burgers, pizzas, tacos, and pasta along with an array of house-brewed beers, Powerhouse does not disappoint.

Richmond, VA

Soul Taco was built on the belief that nothing brings people together better than great food. That, plus its playful vibe, makes it a darling among critics and locals — and perfect for business meals. Because grown-ups deserve their own “Happier Meal,” you can get one for lunch, complete with tacos, a beer, and a toy. But you can’t go wrong with anything on their Southern-inspired menu. Catering and private events are also offered!

West Des Moines, IA

Subway keeps giving us more ways to “Eat Fresh,” no matter where business takes us. Its new in-network location in West Des Moines serves up all the classic favorites, but if you haven’t been to a Subway lately, you’ll find some newer options on the menu, like personal pizzas, breakfast items, and “No Bready” bowls. If you’re ordering online for yourself or the office, be sure to check out “The Vault,” featuring special edition, celebrity-created sandwiches.

The restaurants here are just the newest partners to join the Dinova preferred business dining network. Wherever you are, and wherever you’re headed, we’ve got restaurant partners ready for your business! Use the Dinova desktop search tool or our free mobile app to search through all in-network options. Happy dining!